Owner of Crawford's Hole in the Wall ...
cash

Blossom, TX

#22 Oct 11, 2012
gays need to leave
his right

Mckinney, TX

#23 Oct 11, 2012
Good job for him to express his right to free speech! Just because everything is shoved down our throats that we have to believe a certain way does not make it right!!! Way to go Drew for speaking your thoughts in this free country!
no sense

Mckinney, TX

#24 Oct 11, 2012
Dead Beat Dad wrote:
If Arab religions become dominate here women would be eating out of dumpsters behind dinning areas out of the garbage. And you might get killed for voicing your opinion by some insurgent person in any public area. We've even had 2 believed gay presidents. Google it. But they would have been impeached if they even said they were, while heterosexual Presidents like Bill Clinton a major pervert is forgiven. And yea I was so sick of seeing all the dam news about his adultery and exhibitionism forced onto me during the Star investigation. And i really thing both straights and gays were sick of it also.
This really makes no sense at all.
yeah drew

United States

#25 Oct 11, 2012
He has every right to speak his beliefs. If you read the bible you know homosexual behaviors are wrong. More people need to stand up.for the biblical teachings. I applaud drew and will continue to support his business and his beliefs
A woman s man

United States

#26 Oct 11, 2012
cash wrote:
gays need to leave
If those involved in adultery all left there wouldn't be a lot of people left. Adultery is mentioned many more times in the bible but it seems around election time gays get a lot of attention. Actually the Bible says all sins are of equal worth and that all sin. Homophobic people's number one fear is that they might turn gay, and this is a necessary for them because they are insecure about their desires. I could not believe the 3 boys who tortured the gay man said they did it because they thought he had more hair on his chest in defense. That sounds so gay. Actually the name of this establishment, "Hole in the Wall" might be the reason for this mans fear. It sounds to much like "Glory Hole in the Wall" which are the holes in the stall walls of some bathrooms where sex occurs or they spot each other. I'm sure he has been teased about that. I feel sorry for him. I remember last year it was boycott Home Depot because they insure same sex partners. It did not effect their business what so ever, might have even helped it. Personally I stopped eatting at CiCi's Pizza when it played gossple music non stop, and had posters about christian religion all over the wall and pictures of christian camp trips. It was nice but did not have any place in a business unless they only wanted to serve Christians. You felt like you were at Church camp. I'm a Buddhist and love China Star, and places that support the Buddhist religion. That is my freedom of choice. And yes I resented having to pay tax's for a nativity scene just like Leo Lambert did. I wouldn't have minded if they would put a Buddhist display at some time in the year, or a Hinduist, and Jewish display of thier waiting on Christ to be born. People get ready lots of foreigners are here and they are going to in the big picture silence a lot of the Christian hatred which once burnt people as witch's. A lot like Musslims.
House

Fort Worth, TX

#27 Oct 11, 2012
yeah drew wrote:
He has every right to speak his beliefs. If you read the bible you know homosexual behaviors are wrong. More people need to stand up.for the biblical teachings. I applaud drew and will continue to support his business and his beliefs
I want you to have your freedom of religion however you can not impose your religious views on people with other religious views, beliefs or on non believers. You can speak your views but be prepared to hear their views. Looks like Crawford;s is going to be protested. It's their right to protest if they don't like what Crawford says.
House

Fort Worth, TX

#28 Oct 11, 2012
You defend calling homosexuality an "abomination" by saying that that is what the Bible says in Leviticus 18:22 (That verse, by the way, reads: "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such thing is an abomination.") This annoys President Bartlet who proceeds to ask a few pointed questions about just what one should accept from the Bible.

"I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleaned the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be?"

"My chief of staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police?"

"Here's one that's really important cause we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7 If they promise to wear gloves can the Dallas Cowboys still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point?

"Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother, John, for planting different crops side by side?

Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads?

"Think about those questions, would you?"
Crack Head

Ulsan, Korea

#29 Oct 12, 2012
FreeSpeech wrote:
Those present who heard it were shocked at the homophobic rant that he launched into, hate speech rhetoric such as "fa**ots are taking over everywhere". Gay and lesbian community- of which HE HAD SEVERAL GOOD CUSTOMERS- will now be boycotting the establishment...
Freedom of speech some people only like it when it favors there opion,That is what is wrong with this country people are calling freedom of speech politicly incorrect when it's stated in the constitution that we have the right of freedom of speech I don't care if your queer,carpet muncher or if you are into beastiity a man has a right to sleek his mind, Just lIke the Gaya d lesbian groups have the right to speak their mind so lay off the man it's his right. Just like its yours to boycot his place, Its called making a choice and now I will eat there more since y'all will be boycotting it to support his right for free speech just like you have the of freedom of speech to promote the cause you support,hypocrite condemning a man for freedom of speech.And I have some friends they are gay and lesbian I tell them I don't think it's right but that don't keep us from being friends, why don't you set an example and take everyone that's us boycotting to eat at the Hole in the Wall be respectful and tell him even though he doesn't like your life style you still like his food . Be the better person
Looking Back

Lewisville, TX

#30 Oct 12, 2012
House wrote:
I want Mr Crawford to be have to speak his beliefs and views. If you don't like his views then dont eat there however when you make it public you have to be ready to hear the views of others.
Mr Crawford and others have their religious beliefs.
But his religion (even if it is a majority) can not deny someone of their civil rights. Mark my words, One day soon, Christian may not be the majority and find another religion imposing their religious views on them. I promise you it will happen if Christians don't change their tune on imposing their beliefs on others.
I agree that Drew has every right to his opinion and the right to speak it freely. But let's not associate hate speech and being a Christian. They don't go hand in hand. I didn't hear Drew make these comments and don't make my assumptions on what I read on Topix. But Hate and Christianity do not belong in the same sentence. I agree that "Christians" need to change their tune. They don't have to change their beliefs, just don't hate or use hateful, hurtful words. It's a real turn off and just pushing people away from God, not bring them closer.
Bobby Brown

Dallas, TX

#33 Oct 12, 2012
Did anyone ever say why he went on this rant? Was he arguing with someone in the restaurant?
Believe

United States

#34 Oct 12, 2012
It is his right to feel how he wants, not yours or anyone else. If you do not want to go back there then don't. Do not bash him for what he feels or believes, as no one should bash you for what you believe or feel. Sexuality, is like religion and politics. Everyone believes differently about these subjects for different reasons. No one person is correct about any of them. Speak your mind, but at the same time you have to let the others speak theirs too.
Constitutionalit y

Paris, TX

#35 Oct 12, 2012
Hate speech may or my not be protected by the freedom of speech area of the Constitution. Someone with a legal mind should addres this.
notweak

Paris, TX

#37 Oct 12, 2012
Constitutionality wrote:
Hate speech may or my not be protected by the freedom of speech area of the Constitution. Someone with a legal mind should addres this.
He has a right to say what he wants to. Voicing opinions isn't hate speech, moron.

“This too shall pass”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#38 Oct 12, 2012
House wrote:
I want Mr Crawford to be have to speak his beliefs and views. If you don't like his views then dont eat there however when you make it public you have to be ready to hear the views of others.
Mr Crawford and others have their religious beliefs.
But his religion (even if it is a majority) can not deny someone of their civil rights. Mark my words, One day soon, Christian may not be the majority and find another religion imposing their religious views on them. I promise you it will happen if Christians don't change their tune on imposing their beliefs on others.
Here's something you don't know... Christians have always had, still have and will always have, the same rights to speak out if they choose. You with your warped, hedonistic attitude have no right to say otherwise.
Oh, wait, you do have that right to speak and be wrong again, as usual.
wow

Paris, TX

#39 Oct 12, 2012
he has every right to his personal opinions regarding whether the gay life style is ok or not. if he spoke these opinions in public it means he isnt consider about losing a few customers who disagree with him which as a business owner is his right. just the same as if u owned a business supporting gay rights & had some families refuse to do business with you.you don' have to agree with him and you don't have to eat at his restuarant.
i would like to point out though that it is possible to like the person and not the lifestyle so if someone says something opposing the gay lifestyle it does not mean they hate every gay they meet or know. the same as loving a family member but hating the fact that they gamble, or drink, or whatever

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#40 Oct 12, 2012
thats right wrote:
We don't have to like gay people or their ways. Gay people want the attention (whether good or bad) otherwise they wouldn't get on TV boasting about being gay. You don't see heteosexuals on TV talking about their sexuality. The only people who care are the ones your sleeping with... Keep your gay crap behind closed doors. WE DON'T WANT TO SEE IT ANYMORE..... and thats is my american right to say what I want.
Gay people just want their relationships treated with equal respect and rights as straight relationships. They shouldn't have to keep their business behind closed doors any more than straight people should. If you don't like it, it's your problem, not theirs.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#41 Oct 12, 2012
Believe wrote:
It is his right to feel how he wants, not yours or anyone else. If you do not want to go back there then don't. Do not bash him for what he feels or believes, as no one should bash you for what you believe or feel. Sexuality, is like religion and politics. Everyone believes differently about these subjects for different reasons. No one person is correct about any of them. Speak your mind, but at the same time you have to let the others speak theirs too.
He has a right to put his opinions into the marketplace of ideas, and I have the right to say those opinions are bigoted, hateful, and wrong. That's how it works. You have the right to say whatever you want about whomever you want, just as I have the right to call you an intolerant asshole for believing those things.
Truck Driver

Ulsan, Korea

#42 Oct 12, 2012
Just because you let another man suck you weiner doesn't mean your queer as long as you don't kiss when he is finished ,If you don't Beleive me just ask the Mexicans
Good

Paris, TX

#43 Oct 12, 2012
FreeSpeech wrote:
Those present who heard it were shocked at the homophobic rant that he launched into, hate speech rhetoric such as "fa**ots are taking over everywhere". Gay and lesbian community- of which HE HAD SEVERAL GOOD CUSTOMERS- will now be boycotting the establishment...
Great! It's so hard to get a seat in there at lunch time. It will open up more tables for those of us who appreciate good food and good moral Biblical stands.
Good

Paris, TX

#44 Oct 12, 2012
FreeSpeech wrote:
Those present who heard it were shocked at the homophobic rant that he launched into, hate speech rhetoric such as "fa**ots are taking over everywhere". Gay and lesbian community- of which HE HAD SEVERAL GOOD CUSTOMERS- will now be boycotting the establishment...
Hmm - I just noticed your screen name. Isn't ironic that you chose that name while ranting about someone exercising that right?

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